Planning Manager, Jobs, 8253

Planning Manager - Livingston/ West Lothian

£Excellent salary & Benefits

Date Posted: Tuesday 07 December 2021

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Nine Twenty are delighted to be recruiting a Planning Manager to join a hugely successful FMCG business based in West Lothian on a full-time permanent basis.
The Role:
Reporting to the Head of Operations, you will have responsibility for Demand Planning, Supply Planning and forecast management along with leading the Customer Service, Supply & Demand Planning team.  You will have a track record of success and be able to work extremely well cross-functionally with colleagues across the business.  You will be expected to have a can-do attitude and be an ambassador of the business and their culture both internally and externally.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead & support the supply/demand team
  • Managing and analysing all brands forecasts and plan demand accordingly
  • Managing demand for export orders
  • Implementing a planning strategy for both UK and export demand
  • Dealing with any enquiries regarding planning changes
  • Working closely with production and ancillary to ensure the efficient scheduling
  • Responsible for production line planning
  • Key player in S&OP meeting with both UK and International Sales / Marketing teams
  • Responsible for gathering finished stocks forecasts
  • Key contact for partner supply business, providing feedback on their production plan
  • Manage distribution activities as required ensuring processes adherence.
  • Implement processes for customer services and material management to ensure smooth running and an efficient time management allocation within the team versus tasks on hand
  • Providing weekly report to leader
We are looking for someone who has the following experience:
  • Relevant experience in a Planning leadership role
  • Strong organisational skills to plan projects and meet deadlines
  • Able to communicate effectively (both verbal and written skills) across multiple levels internally
  • Possess a logistical and systematic approach to work
  • Be output and deadline focused
  • Conscientious and with strong attention to detail
  • Resilient and flexible in approach - able to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Educated to degree level or with equivalent, relevant experience.
  • Supply chain and/or Planning qualifications desirable
If you feel you have the necessary experience for this role, please apply or email